National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry

ICECHIM

G2: Alternative bioresources and biofuels

About us


In the last years, Alternative Bioresources and Biofuels Team’s (E2) research was focused on 2 important directions: 1. Alternative Bioresources – research activities regarding on use of microalgae for the decontamination of wastewater; the complex use of microalgae for obtaining useful compounds (lipids, antioxidants, biostimulants, phytocatalysts); sustainable biosequestration of GHG in microalgal photosynthetic systems; exploitation of natural resources to obtain food supplements. 2. Biofuels – research activities regarding on the obtaining of third-generation biofuels (aviation biofuels from algal oil) and second-generation biofuels (biodiesel); biogas obtaining; valorisation of by-products from the biodiesel production; ecological solvents from animal or vegetables wastes. Interdisciplinary profile of Alternative Bioresources and Biofuels Team allows to carry out applied research in chemistry field and organic chemistry technologies (non-petrochemical products, organic intermediary, complex biomass refinery), unconventional technologies, ecological technologies and products, chemical and instrumental analysis, technological transfer, consulting, management and execution of national and international research projects.

Team


Team leader, Scientific Rsearcher 2nd degree

Dr. Eng.

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Team vice-lider, Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Dr. Eng.

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Senior Researcher Ist degree

Dr. Eng.

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Scientific researcher 2nd degree

Dr. Chem.

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Scientific Rsearcher 2nd degree

Dr. Eng.

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Scientific researcher 2nd degree

Eng.

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Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Dr. Biolog

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Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Biolog

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Scientific Researcher 3rd degree

Dr. Chem.

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Senior Researcher 3rd degree

Dr. Biochem.

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Scientific Researcher 3rd degree

Dr. Eng.

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Scientific Researcher, PhD Student

Eng.

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Scientific Researcher, PhD Student

Chem.

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Scientific Research Assistant

Chem.

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Scientific Research Assistant, PhD. Student

Eng.

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Scientific Research Assistant, Master Student

Eng.

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Scientific Research Assistant

Eng.

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Andra

Scientific Research Assistant, PhD. Student

Eng.

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Research equipment


International projects


National projects


Energetic efficiency biogas plants improvement by integrated system: biogas-microalgae-biofuels in frame of biorefinery concept (AlgalBiogasConceptEnergy)

Development and demonstration of innovative technologies to optimize the biogas plants by integrating the open ponds for microalgae cultivation using the digestate resulted from anaerobic digestion as a culture medium

Value added products from microalgae biomass applying biorefinery concepts (AlgaeBioef)

By adopting the concept “zero waste”, the project aims to convert the exhausted biomass from active principles into biocarbons with adsorbent properties, which will be tested for the retention of inorganic compounds.

Complete Recovery of Fish and Oilseed Wastes Extracts/Hydrolysates in Microcapsules Usable as Fertilizers or Nutraceuticals (NutraFert)

“NutraFert” – The complete recovery of wastes of fish and oilseed as extracts and hydrolysates for microencapsulation, the final product being used as fertilizer or nutraceuticals

Results


  • Publications
  • Books
  • Conferences
  • Patents
  • Other
Publications

Banu I., Ganea R.,Vasilievici G., Anghel A., Gogulancea V., Isopencu G., Bozga G.

An Evaluation of Published Kinetic Models for Vapor Phase Methanol Conversion to Dimethyl Ether over the H-ZSM-5 Catalyst

Energy & Fuels, 32 (8), 8689–8699, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b01839

Ana-Maria Galan, Ioan Calinescu, Adrian Trifan, Charles Winkworth-Smith, Miguel Calvo-Carrascal, Chris Dodds, Eleanor Binner

New insights into the role of selective and volumetric heating during microwave extraction: Investigation of the extraction of polyphenolic compounds from sea buckthorn leaves using Microwave-Assisted Extraction and Conventional Solvent Extraction

Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 116, 2017, 29-39

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2017.03.006

Camelia Rovinaru, Diana Pasarin

Application of Microencapsulated Synbiotics in Fruit-Based Beverages

Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 2019, 11 (2), 1-10

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12602-019-09579-w

Adriana Nicoleta Frone, Ioana Chiulan, Denis Mihaela Panaitescu, Cristian Andi Nicolae, Marius Ghiurea, Ana-Maria Galan

Isolation of cellulose nanocrystals from plum seed shells, structural and morphological characterization

Materials Letters 194, 2017, 160- 163

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2017.02.051

Stepan E., Enascuta C., Oprescu E.E., Radu E., Vasilievici G., Radu A., Stoica R., Velea S., Nicolescu A., Lavric V.

A versatile method for obtaining new oxygenated fuel components from biomass

Industrial Crops and Products 113, 288- 297, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.01.059

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